We Need You
The minions of Hell are growing stronger...
If you're a highly motivated and experienced Principal Outsource Supervisor who specializes in VFX, come join us on Diablo IV!
Our team of highly skilled developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we will be a phenomenal fit for you.
Oh, also, you really like killing demons and getting loot, right?
Stuff We will Trust you With
Be a force multiplier with your legendary creativity and cunning eye for detail. Do you geek out on working with 3D packages and in-game FX systems to build a wide range of VFX (fire, smoke, magic, electricity, explosions, etc.)? This job is about working with our external VFX teams, ensuring everything runs efficiently, and getting our beautiful work in a "game ready" state. We're looking for an outstandingly skilled person to come spend some quality time in Sanctuary and descend into the deep dark dungeons of Diablo with us! Your experience in crafting and giving feedback on textures and geometry needed for stylized VFX will help make us all better at making a lot of appealing content.
Your responsibilities will range from pushing the VFX art quality and giving feedback to a dedicated team of artists creating work for the Diablo world. You’ll also be providing timely, precise, and constructive feedback to our team members based on franchise knowledge and a high-quality bar.
Work alongside Leads and other Supervisors to collaborate and share a vision of creating the next iteration of a game industry defining VFX for our game.
Stuff You Are Familiar With
You may wonder what it will take to be successful in this role. Manage communication, provided feedback to artists, and helped maintain a strong creative relationship between directors and the VFX teams. You will help oversee VFX content for our Store team, mentor and develop direct reports, and work closely with cross-discipline leads and production to determine VFX art needs for the project. We are looking for someone with a solid grasp of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, lighting, shader building, and other facets of the pipeline. Ideally you will be highly adaptable with an understanding of performance needs to help optimize VFX and troubleshoot issues as needed.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore other possible options, including remote work arrangements.
And Yeah, You Will Need These Things To Apply
Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills. Only online work submissions, please. (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Willingness to complete a test.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!
Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $116,800.00 - $216,000.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.